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explorator 17.30                            November 9, 2014
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Editor's note: Most urls should be active for at least eight
hours from the time of publication.

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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
Wilfried Zankl, Christopher Crockett, A. Landreau, Rick Heli,
Sean David Reynolds, Frank MacKay,  A.R. Millard, Hernan Astudillo,
Richard Campbell,Richard C. Griffiths,and Ross W. Sargent for headses
upses this week (as always hoping I have
left no one out).
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Really a DNA story, but it’s an interesting side of the Neanderthal-Sapiens
interbreeding thing:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/fossil-dna-confirms-interbreeding-190011529.html
http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/11/37000-year-old-russian-skeleton-has-neanderthal-dna-thats-gone-missing/
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/11/06/humans-and-neanderthals-interbred_n_6116732.html?ir=UK
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2014/11/05/science.aaa0114
http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/life/weird-life/fossil-dna-confirms-interbreeding-1.669623
http://m.france24.com/en/20141107-first-europeans-weathered-ice-age/?aef_campaign_date=2014-11-07&aef_campaign_ref=partage_aef&ns_campaign=reseaux_sociaux&ns_linkname=editorial&ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter

[see the DNA section for another side of this study]

… and in case you missed the 45000 years b.p. leg bone link:

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2014/11/4/neanderthal-bone-genetics-evolutionary/

The 40th anniversary of the discovery of Lucy is sparking a followup of
sorts:

http://phys.org/news334341627.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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UNESCO fears that ISIL wants to delete entire cultures:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2014/1108/Islamic-State-seeking-to-delete-entire-cultures-UNESCO-chief-warns-in-Iraq

An overview of damage to Syrian sites:

http://www.syriadeeply.org/articles/2014/11/6329/syrias-treasured-historical-sites-war-damage-captured-satellite/

Study suggests that a population boom and drought contributed to the
collapse of the Assyrian Empire

http://phys.org/news/2014-11-population-boom-droughts-contributed-collapse.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141105112535.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-11/s-pbd110514.php
http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-drought-population-growth-decline-neo-assyrian-empire-02258.html
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/11/2014/climate-change-and-population-growth-may-be-factors-in-assyrian-empire-collapse

cf http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-014-1269-y (abstract)
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10584-014-1269-y (supplementary
material)



More calls for an international agreement about ‘blood antiquities’ from
Syria:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rajendra-abhyankar/syrian-blood-antiquities-_b_6095248.html

… and of course Iraq is also a focus of concern:

http://www.iraqinews.com/features/isis-seize-archaeological-sites-nineveh-sell-pieces-finance-operations/
http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=68756
http://www.reuters.com/video/2014/11/02/iraqs-heritage-needs-protection-from-isl?videoId=346781460&feedType=VideoRSS&feedName=WorldNews&videoChannel=117760
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=250274
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/unesco-chief-slams-barbaric-destruction-of-iraq-heritage.aspx?pageID=238&nid=73771&NewsCatID=375
http://www.news24.com/World/News/Unesco-chief-slams-destruction-of-Iraq-heritage-20141102

Review(ish) piece on a novel about Queen Puduhepa:

http://www.dailysabah.com/books/2014/10/12/author-unveils-life-of-hittite-queen-puduhepa

Tel Burna might not have been a major cult site after all

http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.624974

Evidence of a tsunami hitting Oman some 4500 years b.p.:

http://www.timesofoman.com/News/42136/Article-Mega-wave-hit-Omans-coast-4-500-years-ago

Catching up with the Zias-Jacobovici lawsuit:

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Article.aspx?id=380573

Latest in the Temple Mount saga:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/15915
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Netanyahu-World-is-silent-as-Abbas-feeds-flames-at-Temple-Mount-380647
http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/jerusalem-babylon/.premium-1.623685
http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.624716
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2014/1102/Jerusalem-lurches-towards-open-conflict-over-Temple-Mount-video

Pondering the Jordan river:

http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2014/11/02/can-desalination-help-save-a-holy-river/

More on Jordan stone circles:

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/1103/Ancient-Middle-Eastern-stone-circles-Who-built-them

More on that illegally-dug Thutmoses III temple:

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/illegal-dig-unearths-ancient-egyptian-temple-141105.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/11/04/illegal-dig-unearths-ancient-egyptian-temple/
http://gulfnews.com/news/region/egypt/king-thutmosis-iii-s-temple-found-by-accident-1.1405869

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Remains of a Roman pond at a Barnham archaeological site:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-29967898

cf:
http://www.bognor.co.uk/news/local/roman-items-found-in-barnham-1-6403576

Roman burials from Worcestershire:

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art504986-skeletons-of-decapitated-man-and-female-farmer-found-at-school-in-roman-worcestershire

Interesting Roman finds from Hisarya:

http://www.novinite.com/articles/164481/Archaeologists+Unearth+Lion%27s+Head,+Tablet+With+Nymphs+In+Hisarya

They’ve found the site of Corinth’s ancient port:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/10/31/ancient-greek-port-revealed-near-corinth-peloponnese/
http://www.sotterraneidiroma.it/notizie-sdr/item/submerged-ancient-greek-port-revealed-near-corinth?category_id=20

Not sure if we mentioned this already … they’ve found the foundations of a
Temple of Artemis at Didyma:

http://www.archaeologie-online.de/magazin/nachrichten/lange-gesuchter-tempel-der-artemis-in-didyma-gefunden-32197/
(German)
http://derstandard.at/2000007570765/Archaeologen-stossen-auf-lange-gesuchten-Artemis-Tempel
(German)
http://www.tagesspiegel.de/wissen/archaeologie-im-tempel-der-artemis/10926964.html
(German)

A water system/fountain from Kibyra:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-water-system-dicovered-in-burdur.aspx?pageID=238&nID=74030&NewsCatID=375


A Thracian necropolis from Romania:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/11/2014/archaeologists-study-thracian-burial-ground-and-settlement-in-romania

Some new mosaics from Zeugma:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/new-mosaics-unearthed-in-ancient-city-of-zeugma.aspx?pageID=238&nID=73808&NewsCatID=375
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-mayor-steps-on-2000-year-old-mosaics-in-high-heels-drawing-social-media-ire.aspx?pageID=238&nid=73806&NewsCatID=341

… while the mosaics at Hadrianopolis have been opened to the public:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/mosaics-in-ancient-city-open-to-tourists-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=73913&NewsCatID=375

Trying to save the conservation lab at Akrotiri:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite6_1_03/11/2014_544200

News from Amphipolis this week tends to be muttering about politics
connected to the dig at various levels (although this a.m.’s Greek press is
suggesting a geophysical survey points to a ‘maze’ of corridors etc. below
ground … that will probably come next week),although the DM decided to
speculate on the ‘secret vault’:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2818610/Secret-vault-discovered-underneath-Amphipolis-tomb-Discovery-reignites-hope-Alexander-Great-s-mother-lies-inside.html
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite3_1_04/11/2014_544270
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/11/04/head-of-amphipolis-dig-excavation-conducted-at-optimum/
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/11/07/the-politics-buried-in-the-amphipolis-tomb-and-macedonia/

Feature on the Derveni papyrus:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/11/07/derveni-papyrus-to-make-unesco-list/

A major debate started this week when a  politician suggested rebuilding
the floor of the Colosseum so it could be used for performances:

http://phys.org/news/2014-11-colosseum-ancient-modern-venue.html
http://artdaily.com/news/74056/Archaeologist-Daniele-Manacorda-s-proposal-to-restore-Colosseum-s-area-sparks-Italy-debate
http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2014/11/04/italy-mulls-future-of-colosseum_26af7f7b-9812-48d5-95b7-76e8105585a1.html
http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2014/11/03/debate-flares-on-colosseum-killing-floor_c4d96607-b649-4bea-8136-d38df73ce75d.html
http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2014/11/03/experts-disagree-on-colosseum-arena-idea_20a86ce3-164f-49f8-8d79-26237092130d.html
http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2014/11/03/culture-minister-wants-colosseum-stage_9818a8e6-84be-48c1-9b95-76bbc201e124.html
http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2014/11/05/pallottas-colosseum-dream-shot-down_f825b1ea-5c80-4fbe-ace1-24d94fca3daa.html
http://www.thelocal.it/20141103/proposal-to-restore-colosseums-area-sparks-italy-debate
http://www.news24.com/World/News/Minister-Romes-Colosseum-floor-should-be-restored-20141103
http://roma.corriere.it/notizie/cronaca/14_novembre_02/franceschini-si-un-nuovo-tetto-coprire-l-arena-colosseo-80f808c2-6278-11e4-9f8e-083eb8ae3651.shtml
(Italian)
http://roma.repubblica.it/cronaca/2014/11/02/news/colosseo_l_idea_di_franceschini_in_un_tweet_ricostruiamo_l_arena_antica-99571780/
(Italian)
http://www.sotterraneidiroma.it/notizie-sdr/item/colosseo-l-idea-di-franceschini-in-un-tweet-ricostruiamo-l-arena-dei-gladiatori?category_id=20
(Italian)


Studying childhood social organizations in Roman Egypt:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141105084711.htm
http://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/english/research/news-and-events/news/2014/2000-year-old-youth-organization.html
http://thecairopost.com/news/128538/travel-antiquities/university-of-oslo-study-reveals-details-of-childhood-in-roman-egypt
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/11/2014/documents-from-roman-egypt-give-clues-about-childhood
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2825481/Childhood-ancient-Rome-2-000-year-old-Papyri-reveal-scout-clubs-young-slaves-freedom-apprentices.html

Pondering why the Romans abandoned Berenike:

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2014/11/01/cedar-timbers-rope-point-historic-egyptian-find/18356181/

Plans for Binchester Roman town:

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/new-owners-reveal-exciting-plans-8073898

Plans for Despotiko:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/11/03/despotiko-the-small-island-soon-to-become-an-open-museum/
http://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2014/11/05/despotiko-meet-new-delos/


Potentially interesting oral poetry performance:

http://rudaw.net/english/culture/07112014

What Robert Patrick is up to:

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/making-the-grade-latin-teacher-makes-language-leap/nhzCz/

What John Starks is up to:

https://weekly.blog.gustavus.edu/2014/11/06/classics-department-to-host-annual-lecture/

The BM has no intention to return the Elgin/Parthenon Marbles:

http://eu.greekreporter.com/2014/11/07/director-of-british-museum-no-intentions-to-return-parthenon-marbles/
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/british-museum-director-rejects-greek-efforts-to-claim-elgin-marbles-9845743.html

… but cf:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/11/03/association-for-the-reunification-of-the-parthenon-sculptures-marbles-will-return-to-greece/

Related oped:

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2014/nov/04/art-worlds-shame-parthenon-elgin-marbles-british-museums

More on the Cornell Cast Collection (an exhibition, actually):

http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2014/10/cornell-plaster-casts-embraced-defaced-and-dethroned
http://as.cornell.edu/150/canon.cfm
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2010/09/grants-create-new-digital-collections

More on the Phaistos disk:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/11/2014/phaistos-disc-a-step-towards-understanding

More on the Panaera shipwreck:

http://www.theledger.com/article/20141102/NEWS/411025020/1374?Title=Ancient-Shipwreck-Surrenders-Trove-of-Greco-Roman-Artifacts

More on the Montreal woman who returned something she took from Pompeii:

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/11/02/montreal-woman-pushed-by-the-weight-of-her-conscience-returns-stolen-artifact-to-pompeii-after-50-years/
http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/montrealer-returns-stolen-pompeii-artifact-50-years-later-1.2089441

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http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Bronze Age child burials from  Buckinghamshire:

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art505337-amazing-bronze-age-burial-in-buckinghamshire-contained-skeletons-of-two-children-say-archaeologists

They’ve found the eastern gate of Veliki Preslav:

http://www.novinite.com/articles/164562/Archaeologists+Uncover+Veliki+Preslav%27s+Eastern+Gate

Confusing report about 9th century (?) remains from Iceland:

http://icelandreview.com/news/2014/11/04/archaeological-remains-discovered-vestmannaeyjar

Vague item on an ‘ancient’ skull from a cave in Lancashire:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lancashire-29876073

They’re digging a mound at Clifford’s Tower:

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/11575611.Digs_start_at_Clifford_s_Tower_to_investigate_mound/

‘Witchmarks’ to protect James I at Sevenoaks:

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/witch-marks-carved-into-17th-century-estate-141106.htm
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/demon-traps-found-in-17th-century-english-house-141106.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-29906779
http://www.sevenoakschronicle.co.uk/Revealed-Witchmarks-protected-James-devil/story-24171719-detail/story.html
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/11/07/witchmarks-meant-to-protect-king-found-in-historic-britain-home/
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/witchmarks-to-protect-king-james-i-from-evil-found-at-knole-house-9841094.html?origin=internalSearch
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11208415/Witchmarks-to-ward-off-evil-spirits-discovered-at-National-Trust-house.html
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/sevenoaks/news/witchmarks-discovered-at-historic-kent-26467/
http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art505094-fears-of-demonic-spirits-following-1605-gunpowder-plot-revealed-by-witchmarks-in-kent
http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/nov/05/witch-marks-king-james-i-knole-sevenoaks-national-trust
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2820700/Witchmarks-protect-King-James-discovered-Knole-House-Kent.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Graffiti from Durham Cathedral was made by one of Durham’s former mayor’s:

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/11583404.Cathedral__graffiti_artist__was_city_mayor_and_hosted_Dickens/

Some Richard III revisionism (book review):

http://www.npr.org/2014/11/09/362358735/richard-iii-not-such-a-bad-guy-after-all

More on plans for the HMS Victory:

http://www.livescience.com/48485-british-hms-victory-shipwreck-treasures.html
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Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A Warring States Chu dynasty sword is turned in by its finder:

http://shanghaiist.com/2014/11/03/shaanxi-man-finds-ancient-sword-while-working.php

A 2nd/3rd century buddhist monastery from Sri Lanka:

http://www.dailynews.lk/?q=local/ancient-buddhist-monastery-unearthed-sithulpawwa

A Joseon-era (maybe)  shipwreck off South Korea:

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20141105000909
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=2996975
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/wreckage-of-chinese-warship-sunk-120-years-ago-discovered/510578-2.html

A Beiyang Fleet shipwreck in the Yellow Sea:

 http://www.china.org.cn/china/2014-11/04/content_33965818.htm ?
http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v7/wn/newsworld.php?id=1081939
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/wreckage-of-chinese-warship-sunk-120-years-ago-discovered/articleshow/45034972.cms
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/wreckage-of-chinese-warship-sunk-120-years-ago-discovered/510578-2.html

Paintings  from the Ajanta caves turn out to be the oldest depiction of
Indian faces:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Oldest-paintings-of-Indian-faces-found-in-Ajanta-William-Dalrymple/articleshow/45052866.cms

800 years b.p. saltworks from Da’an:

http://en.yibada.com/news/ancient-salt-processing-sites-uncovered-in-jilin-7754

Children apparently were involved in the making of that 6000 years b.p.
geoglyph from Siberia:

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/f0005-children-from-lost-civilisation-helped-build-geoglyph-some-6000-years-ago/

‘Low density’ humans are being blamed (again) for the demise of the Moa:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141107091656.htm
http://phys.org/news/2014-11-zealand-moa-exterminated-extremely-low-density.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-11/uoo-nzm110614.php

Cf
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0111328
(Full text)

… and deforestation too:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-11/p-snz103014.php

Concerns for Goa’s oldest inscription:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/Goas-oldest-stone-inscription-stands-forlorn/articleshow/45039864.cms

...and for one in Naigaion as well:

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-in-naigaon-766-year-old-stone-tablet-left-unprotected-2031526
?
http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-neglected-by-asi-ancient-stone-slab-turned-into-object-of-worship-by-naigaon-locals-2031866

Semi-touristy thing on Altai petroglyphs:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2817720/Archaeologists-encounter-extraordinary-alfresco-gallery-prehistoric-art-stunning-Altai-Mountains-one-great-undiscovered-tourist-destinations-Siberia.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Vague item on findings from the ‘Beast Cave’ in Viet Nam:

http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/wn/newsworld.php?id=1081104

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http://eastasiablog.wordpress.com/

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http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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Humans in North America 50000 years b.p.?:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/11/041118104010.htm

They’ve located the bell of the Erebus:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/bell-of-captains-ship-recovered-from-lost-franklin-expedition/article21478538/
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/franklin-treasure-hunt-bell-surfaces-from-hms-erebus
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/iconic-bell-recovered-from-franklin-shipwreck-1.2090261
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/iconic-bell-recently-discovered-franklin-ship-recovered-vessel-195746277.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/ship-s-bell-recovered-from-franklin-s-hms-erebus-1.2826455?cmp=rss

A 19th century shipwreck deep in New Jersey sand:

http://www.northjersey.com/news/official-workers-uncover-19th-century-shipwreck-under-new-jersey-sand-1.1124943
?
http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/11/05/post-sandy-construction-uncovers-19th-century-shipwreck/18522245/
http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/workers-in-coastal-new-jersey/36850421
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/27285209/buried-treasure-found-off-the-coast-of-normandy-beach


A late Medal of Honor for a Civil War soldier:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29941480
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/11/06/362026621/lt-alonzo-cushing-hero-of-gettysburg-awarded-medal-of-honor
http://social.newsinc.com/media/json/69017/28114099/singleVideoOG.html?type=VideoPlayer%2F16x9&trackingGroup=69017&videoId=28114099#.VFu8TIAEkBU.facebook

A plot to burn NY city:

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/05/the-plot-to-burn-new-york-city/

A mysterious bundle of clothes from Halifax:

http://www.livescience.com/48588-dutch-warship-wreck-discovered.html

I think we mentioned plans to look at the remains of ancient Quivira
settelments in Kansas:

http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article3619833.html

On saving Appalachia’s heirloom crops:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/11/03/360434287/on-the-trail-to-preserve-appalachias-bounty-of-heirloom-crops?sc=17&f=1007

Some Asbury Plenge site artifacts are going to the Smithsonian:

http://www.nj.com/warrenreporter/index.ssf/2014/11/belvidere_resident_to_donate_a_1.html

… as is a projectile point found by a child:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/fifth-grader-found-14000-year-old-clovis-point-likely-unearthed-because-hurricane-sandy-180953230/?no-ist
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/5/boy-donates-projectile-point-to-smithsonian/
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/fifth-grader-found-14000-year-old-clovis-point-likely-unearthed-because-hurricane-sandy-180953230/?no-ist

Feature on the Channel Islands in the Terminal Pleistocene:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/02/1340910/-Ancient-America-The-Channel-Islands-in-the-Terminal-Pleistocene?detail=email#

Feature on early education in the US:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/11/02/355129844/a-collection-of-clues-to-americas-educational-past

Plans for Mission Rock (?):

http://sf.curbed.com/archives/2014/11/05/turning_back_the_clock_on_the_giants_mission_rock.php

Latest on the Endeavour:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/04/sport/captain-cook-endeavour/index.html

Reviewish of John McCain, *Thirteen Soldiers*:

http://www.npr.org/2014/11/08/362482291/mccains-soldiers-13-ordinary-people-transformed-by-battle?sc=17&f=1008

Review of Krist, *Empire of Sin*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/09/books/review/empire-of-sin-by-gary-krist.html

Review(ish) of Roediger, *Seizing Freedom*:

http://phys.org/news/2014-11-professor-links-slavery-emancipation-social.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
I think we had this Teotihuacan ‘water features’ thing a while ago:

http://phys.org/news334436118.html
http://www.startribune.com/world/281699341.html
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/11/05/archaeologist-says-water-features-were-key-part-at-teotihuacan-ruin-site/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/expert-water-key-to-mexicos-teotihuacan/2014/11/05/fc4ad068-6543-11e4-ab86-46000e1d0035_story.html

Remains of a Pre-Columbian village in, er, Colombia:

http://colombiareports.co/archaeologists-recover-remains-pre-columbian-village-central-colombia/

Plans to map the sites of Cusco:

http://artdaily.com/news/74202/Peru-plans-to-map-buried-Inca-capital
http://m.france24.com/en/20141107-peru-plans-map-buried-inca-capital/?aef_campaign_date=2014-11-07&aef_campaign_ref=partage_aef&ns_campaign=reseaux_sociaux&ns_linkname=editorial&ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter

Photo essay sort of thing on Huaca Malena:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29832634

The St Louis branch of the AIA is now planning to sell a Zapotec urn:

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/St-Louis-society-attempts-second-sale-of-antiquities/36251


More on that Dutch shipwreck off Tobago:

http://www.livescience.com/48588-dutch-warship-wreck-discovered.html
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/wreck-of-17th-century-dutch-warship-discovered-141104.htm
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/11/04/wreck-17th-century-dutch-warship-discovered/
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/wreck-of-17th-century-dutch-warship-discovered/

More on finds from that Teotihuacan tunnel:

http://www.theyucatantimes.com/2014/10/sacred-tunnel-recently-discovered-in-teotihuacan-archaeological-site/
http://www.theyucatantimes.com/2014/11/50000-sacred-objects-found-in-teotihuacans-ancient-tunnel/
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/nation-world/article/Thousands-of-ancient-artifacts-uncovered-at-5873190.php

More on sacrifice of children and llamas in Peru:

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/11/02/mass-sacrifice-children-llamas-uncovered-in-peru/
http://www.sotterraneidiroma.it/notizie-sdr/item/peruvian-dig-reveals-sacrificial-mystery?category_id=20
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Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
Cakes for your favourite archaeologist:

http://digventures.com/2014/11/07/10-cakes-every-archaeologist-will-want-to-stick-their-trowel-into/

Reconstructing how ancient folks spoke:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2818265/How-talk-like-caveman-fascinating-new-book-reveals-ancient-ancestors-spoke-ll-astonished-familiar-sounds.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Big bucks for a Manet:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/06/arts/design/a-manet-portrait-fuels-high-prices-on-a-competitive-night-for-christies.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29930481

Sotheby’s Impressionist/Modern sale  was successful:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/05/arts/design/thanks-to-giacometti-sothebys-hits-its-highest-total-ever-at-fall-opening.html

Interesting study of how ancient women endured war:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-11/s-tow110414.php
http://phys.org/news/2014-11-tell-tales-war-traditional-stories-highlight.html

cf:
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12110-014-9216-1

On the origin (maybe) of ‘Guys”:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/guy-fawkes-may-be-root-word-guys-180953250/

Some of Howard Carter’s paintings are coming to auction:

http://www.artlyst.com/articles/tutankhamun-legend-howard-carters-paintings-to-be-sold-at-bonhams?_source=rss
http://artdaily.com/news/74118/Tutankhamun-tomb-discoverer-Howard-Carter-paintings-to-be-sold-at-Bonhams

Dating ‘rituals’ in early 20th century US:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/theprotojournalist/2014/11/05/361360172/the-strange-dating-games-of-1914


Rude medieval doodles:

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/11/03/world/medieval-doodles/index.html?eref=edition

With Remembrance/Veteran’s day coming up, there are quite a few WWI related
items … first, on reconstructive surgery in WWI:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zxw42hv

… excavating Flanders Fields:

http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/571445/s/404c2242/sc/1/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Chistory0Cworld0Ewar0Eone0C112169970CIn0EFlanders0Efields0Ethe0Elargest0Eever0EWW10Eexcavation0Bhtml/story01.htm

...digitizing WWI diaries:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29937000

...a photo essay:

http://www.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/wwi/century/

… on early (possibly fake) news coverage:

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29724852

They’ve digitized the Textus Roffensis:

http://phys.org/news/2014-11-years-older-magna-carta-digital.html

Marking Adolphe Sax’s 200th:

http://www.npr.org/2014/11/06/361776541/happy-birthday-mr-sax

...and the bra’s100th:

http://theconversation.com/the-story-of-the-bra-32169

Out of our period, but a very interesting tale about Ibn Saud and Oliphant:

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-29954567

Pondering reuse of burial sites:

http://theconversation.com/losing-the-plot-death-is-permanent-but-your-grave-isnt-33459

Past Preservers has a photography competition which might be of interest:

http://pastpreservers.blogspot.com/2014/11/past-preservers-presents-photography.html

On the history of scientific classification:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29897841

Rethinking the origins of melons:

http://phys.org/news/2014-11-melon-melange.html

cf:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nph.13163/abstract

Review of Marcus, *The Right Word*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/09/books/review/the-right-word-roget-and-his-thesaurus-and-more.html

Review of the Norton Anthology of World Religions:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/03/arts/nortons-latest-anthology-explores-world-religion.html?_r=0

More on Amelia Earhart:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/11/141104-amelia-earhart-forensic-photo-spectral-imaging-analysis/
================================================================
MUSEUM MATTERS
================================================================
Archaeology and Aesthetics:

http://www.penn.museum/blog/museum/a-queen-dethroned-for-now/

Roman Silver from Berthouville:

http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/19079.html
cf: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrMVA8F-fiY&feature=youtu.be

Blake’s studio:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/07/exhibition-will-feature-recreation-of-william-blakes-studio/

Slavery and Portraiture …

http://news.yale.edu/2014/11/02/bold-effort-illuminating-images-slavery-british-empire
http://news.yale.edu/2014/11/03/scientific-approach-revealing-depictions-race

El Greco:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/02/arts/design/still-inspiring-400-years-later.html
http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/11/04/357624788/400-years-after-death-el-greco-receives-celebration-he-sought

Magna Carta:

http://m.france24.com/en/20141107-princess-anne-opens-magna-carta-exhibition-washington/?aef_campaign_date=2014-11-07&aef_campaign_ref=partage_aef&ns_campaign=reseaux_sociaux&ns_linkname=editorial&ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter

Death becomes her:

http://www.npr.org/2014/11/08/361846442/new-york-exhibitions-dance-with-death-through-victorian-mourning-culture

Sidon is building a National Museum:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Nov-04/276433-sidon-starts-building-national-museum.ashx

Feature on the Petrie Museum:

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art503654-petrie-museum-reveals-the-hidden-secrets-of-ancient-egyptian-archaeology

The BM is scanning items so you can print them at home:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/british-museum-releases-scans-of-artefacts-to-let-you-3d-print-your-own-museum-at-home-9837654.html

They appear to have saved the Detroit Instute of the Arts:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/08/arts/design/grand-bargain-saves-the-detroit-institute-of-arts.html

A nice impressionist donation to the Los Angeles Country MoA:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/06/los-angeles-county-museum-of-art-donor-identified/
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/11/06/362143407/donor-gives-art-worth-500-million-to-l-a-museum?sc=17&f=1008

A Canada-Greece exhibition exchange:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/art-and-architecture/canada-and-greece-exchange-historic-exhibitions/article21506668/

A major donation for the Ashmolean:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=74197

Are European Museum passes worth it?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/04/travel/are-european-museum-passes-worth-the-money.html

Latest museum loot scandal involves a Buddha at the National Gallery of
Australia:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/now-the-national-gallery-of-australia-has-a-buddha-scandal/story-e6frg6n6-1227111502707
================================================================
ON THE DNA FRONT
================================================================
Genome reconstruction suggests earliest Europeans had to deal with the Ice
Age:

http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/ancient-dna-shows-earliest-european-genomes-weathered-the-ice-age-and-shines-new-light-on
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-11/fos--ags110614.php
http://phys.org/news334503335.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141106143719.htm
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29940694
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/11/141106-european-dna-fossil-kostenki-science/
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=74207
http://www.science20.com/news_articles/genetics_show_how_earliest_europeans_weathered_the_last_ice_age-148658

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Sicily:

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/sicily-article-1.1997603

================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2014/11/culture-crime-news-27-october-2-november-2014.html

conflict antiquities:

http://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

http://paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

================================================================
REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
================================================================
Mexico wants some items at Bonham’s back

http://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/mexico-wants-artifacts-in-bonhams-auction-returned-1.9596856
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/mexico-artifacts-bonhams-auction-returned-26770535

Interesting opEd from James Cuno:

http://www.latimes.com/la-et-cm-james-cuno-getty-museum-antiquities-parthenon-elgin-marbles-20141031-story.html

France is dealing with repatriation issues too:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/03/france-museums-restitution-colonial-objects

================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
A Czech mushroom picker found a bunch of Roman coins:

http://famagusta-gazette.com/czech-mushroom-picker-finds-ancient-roman-coins-p26499-69.htm
http://en.itar-tass.com/non-political/758543

Tudor coins from Holy Island are on display:

http://www.berwick-advertiser.co.uk/further-information-1-3594922

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v17n45.html

...and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v17n46.html

------------------------
Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Kristian Bezuidenhout:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/04/arts/music/kristian-bezuidenhout-with-juilliard-players.html
================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
Larry Agenbroad:

http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-larry-agenbroad-20141109-story.html

John Bradley:

http://www.kilkennypeople.ie/news/kilkenny-news/john-bradley-kilkenny-respected-historian-and-archaeologist-dies-1-6404930
================================================================
AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
================================================================
Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/news-from-tac/audio-news-from-archaeologica/1964-audio-news-from-archaeologica-26-oct-1-nov-2014

================================================================
UPCOMING CONFERENCES
================================================================
Batchelder Biblical Archaeology Conference (November13-15):

http://world.unomaha.edu/bethsaida/conference.php

UK Archaeological Science Conference 2015:

https://www.dur.ac.uk/archaeology/conferences/current/ukas/
================================================================
GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
================================================================
Archaeology Magazine News Page:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

http://www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
================================================================
Archaeosoup:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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